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Mountain Gateway Museum will open its 2020 MGM Farmers’ Market Thursday, June 4, on the museum’s tree-shaded grounds at 24 Water Street in Old Fort. However, the museum itself will remain closed to the public because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both vendors and visitors to the market will be asked to abide by state health-safety guidelines and observe the “3 W’s”: Wear face coverings, Wash or sanitize your hands often, and Wait six feet apart in line. The museum will provide hand sanitizer. Face masks won’t be required but will be strongly recommended.
The MGM Farmers’ Market will be held every Thursday—rain or shine—from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. through October 1. Fresh, locally grown farm produce, meats, flowers, plants, honey and other products will be available. Vendor set-up will begin at 2:00 p.m., and final departure time will be 8:00 p.m.
Phase ll of the Catawba River Greenway is open for use by the public following the City of Marion’s cleaning of the debris and silt, caused by the rains. Phase I with trailhead on Sam Phillips Drive remains closed indefinitely, while bridges are being repaired.
Lakes James State Park opens biking and hiking trails are officially open, but are temporarily closed due to the recent rain. Camping facilities are open. You must make reservations online as the office is closed, but you can now make same-day reservations.
The McDowell Food Hub continues to distribute food along with a free meal every Tuesday from 11 to 12:30 at East Marion Pentecostal Holiness Church on Baldwin Avenue. Every Thursdays the Food Hub distributes food at Trinity Methodist Church in Dysartsville from 3 to 4:30 and at Montford Cove Baptist Church on Cove Road in Union Mills...also on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30.
Mission Hospital McDowell continues LEVEL 3 Visitor Restrictions. Under Level 3, no visitors will be allowed at Mission Hospital McDowell with only a few exceptions.
Public access at City Hall continues to be closed, but current plans call for a reopening to the public on June 2nd. Citizens can still conduct City business during this time. You can still make payments for utility bills, tax payments and certain other business by using the drive-through window.